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Harvard Sailing Competes in Two Weekend Regattas

Sophomores Morgan Russom and Isabel Ruane competed in the A-division for the Crimson in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl on Saturday and Sunday. (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot) 

BOSTON, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team took to the water for two weekend regattas as the A division duo of senior Brendan Kopp and sophomore Sarah Pierson helped lead the Crimson to a ninth-place finish during the Hatch Brown Trophy hosted by MIT on Saturday and Sunday. Harvard also completed the Mrs. Hurst Bowl taking 17th in the two-day  women's regatta.

Kopp and Pierson earned top-10 finishes 11 times during the 16-race regatta. Highlighting the weekend for the pair was a first, second and third-place finish. The A-division pairing ended the regatta with 118 points and fifth of 18 schools.

In the B division, senior Emily Lambert and freshman Reid Bergsund shared the skippering duties while senior Alexandra Jumper sailed all 16 races for the Crimson as the trio sailed to 11 top-10 finishes in the event. Highlighting the day for the B division squad was a third-place showing during the final race as the team ended the weekend with 157 points overall and 12th-place in the division.

The C division pairing of freshmen Gram Slattery and Brian Drumm recorded 162 points overall including eight top-10 finishes. At the end of the regatta Charleston took first overall with MIT (second-place), Boston College (fifth-place), trailed behind. The Crimson finished 18 points ahead of Yale in the overall standings.

The Crimson also competed in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth on Saturday and Sunday with Harvard completing the regatta in 17th place. Sophomores Morgan Russom and Isabel Ruane competed in the A division for the Crimson while sophomore Caitlin Watson and freshman Emma Smith sailed in the B division. During the six-race regatta the two teams combined for 105 points beating out Columbia in the process.